for Kids


Japanese Calligraphy (“Shodo”) is the art of writing beautiful letters with a brush.

In this class students will learn how to write, read and pronounce Japanese vocabulary for a fabulous experience that will broaden their horizons.


In learning Shodo, students develop the ability to draw straight and curved lines and to create balanced calligraphic works.

This process enhances penmanship, digital dexterity, aesthetic sensitivity, patience, and self-control. Additionally, students who learn to appreciate calligraphy artistry mature into confident adults who possess the vocabulary and imagination to conceive and articulate their ideas.


Kazuko Kano

Kazuko Kano Sensei is a Japanese calligraphy expert who holds a high school teaching license from the Japanese government and is accredited by the U.S. Japanese Calligraphy Federation to assess and award promotion certificates to students who meet standard requirements. A native of Tottori, Japan, she holds a B.A. in literature from Kobe Women’s University and an M.A. in videographic arts from American University. Ms. Kano has experience teaching students of all ages.



If you have questions about this class, please feel free to contact us at (571) 257-5401